Dean Meetup Report
I went to the Portland Dean Meetup tonight and it was a great success. We must have had over 100 people there and easily overflowed the venue we were in. Some people probably left because they couldn't get in the door. I wonder if we violated any fire codes? The most significant news of the evening was the announcement of the formation of the official Dean organization in Oregon. It is a committee of four members, two of whom were at the meetup and one of whom is former governor Barbara Roberts. She got up and spoke for a few minutes. She said she has known Dean for years when they both served as governors and that she thinks he is the "real deal". She also said that there are other former Democratic governors who will soon be coming out with endorsements for Dean. She mentioned Colorado and Washington.